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Employment Stats for Engineering Careers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Engineering students have a greater ability to earn the highest wages among all other students coming out of college with a bachelors degree. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has shown that some of the top earning engineering branches ranged depending on the state of employment.

Growth Projections, Top States of Employment and Pay, Plus the Median Salary Range by Bureau of Labor Statistics, we offer these states for an "at-a-glance" reference at the career prospects for engineers.

 

Engineering type

Est. Growth % Top States Employment/Pay Median (2008)Salary Range
Aerospace 10 % KS,WA,CT,AL,,MD,/MD,D.C ,CA,VA,MA $ 94,780
Agricultural 12% ND,IA,SD,,KS,NE/TX, WA,NC,MD,KY $ 68,730
Biomedical 72% UT, MA,MN, ID,MD/MN,MA,AZ, CA,CT $ 77,400
Chemical l2% DEL,LA,TX,NJ,WY/AL,DE,ID,WI, D.C. $ 84,680
Civil 24% AL,WA,CO, HI,MD,/D.C., CO,CA,TX,NJ, LA $ 74,600
Computer hardware 4% CO, NM, CA/D.C., MA,CA, NY,CO $ 97,400
Electrical 2% ID, MA, VA, NH, Al/MA, AL,CA,D.C, Maine $ 82,160
Environmental 31% WY,AL,MA,NM,VT/NM, MD,HI,CA $ 74,020
Industrial 14% MI, MN, OH, IN/Al,D.C ,NM , MD, WY $ 73,820
Materials 9% WA, CT, OH, AZ, PA/MD, AL, CA ,WA, TX $ 81,820
Mechanical 6% MI,, CT ,ID, WI, OH/AL,D.C ,CO, NM, VA $ 74,920
Mining 15% WY, WV , Al, CO, NV/CA, TX, AL ,CO, $ 75,960
Nuclear 11% VA, WA ,ID,PA,AZ/TN , NM,ID, WI, KS $ 97,080
Petroleum 18% AK, WY, OK ,TX, LA/AK, ND, AK, CO, CA $ 108,000